Our Grand Rapids Community Foundation

$200 million + 16,400 grants. Investing in our community since 1922.

Since 1922 we have distributed over 16,400 grants for a total of more than $200 million. As careful stewards of our community's endowment, generous donors to our Fund for Community Good and Special Funds enable us to meet West Michigan's changing needs now and for generations to come.

Fund for Community Good (General) Grants

With our Fund for Community Good, we are partnering with area nonprofits around issues related to *education, engagement, the environment, health, economic prosperity and neighborhoods. For additional information and to apply for a grant from the Fund for Community Good, click here. *Please note that due to our commitment to Challenge Scholars, applications for grants in the education area are by invitation only.

          Education                          Health                              Neighborhoods                      


         Engagement                      Environment                  Prosperity


Special Funds

We also have a variety of special grantmaking efforts tailored to promote change around a particular issue or geographic area. For additional information and to apply for these opportunities, please visit the following pages:

Access Camps

Available to West Michigan camps for specific efforts to increase access to overnight camps for underserved Kent County children. Learn more here

Community Funds

There are six different local funds in Cascade, Ionia, Lowell, Sparta, Hudsonville-Jenison and Wyoming providing grants to these specific geographic locations. Learn more here

Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund

Designed to address the need for capacity building and technical assistance among nonprofits in Kent County. Learn more here.

Youth Funds

For nonprofit organizations with programs that benefit young people in Kent County, Ionia, Hudsonville-Jenison, Sparta and Wyoming. Learn more here.

Apply for a Grant

To apply for a grant, please review our individual fund pages to determine what grants your organization might qualify for and learn about upcoming deadlines. We accept all grant applications online and look forward to working with you! 

When you are ready to apply for a grant, login to our grant applicant portal Grant Central here


If you have any questions about the grant application process, please email grantcentral@grfoundation.org or call 616.454.1751.